Devon Funds Management Limited (“Devon”) is an independent investment management business that specialises in building investment portfolios for our clients that are comprised of companies listed on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges. Our approach is an active one where our rigorous research and analytical skills are applied to maximum advantage.
Devon was established in March 2010 when we acquired the well respected asset management business of Goldman Sachs JBWere NZ Limited, which was incorporated in September 1984, and changed the name to Devon Funds Management Limited. Devon is staffed by a number of leading investment professionals who enjoy a boutique environment free from the distractions and bureaucracy of larger institutions. Most of our people are shareholders in the business and it is a requirement at Devon that any investment by staff in NZ or Australian shares must be through our Funds.
Devon’s highly qualified and experienced investment team is committed to helping investors achieve their investment results. We believe our advantage lies in our people – a dedicated team of investment professionals with over 100 years combined experience in the investment industry both within Australasia and further afield. We’ve worked hard to assemble the right talent with the necessary skills and experience to manage our client’s portfolios.
And it’s not just our clients’ investments that we’re committed to growing. We take pride in the fact that Devon is independent and wholly owned by its employees, who maintain personal holdings in the Devon Funds, ensuring our investment team’s decisions and our clients’ interests are aligned at all times. This is why we manage in excess of $1 billion on behalf of a diverse range of leading New Zealand clients, including the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Community Trusts, charities, KiwiSaver schemes, corporates pension schemes and individual investors.
Secure handling of client funds is important to us. At Devon we don’t handle any clients’ funds directly. Client funds are all held securely by highly regarded external Trustee companies and custodians. In addition, our business, internal processes and controls and the Funds are audited annually by PricewaterhouseCoopers to ensure we maintain best practice.
The Devon Internal Controls Audit Opinion and Devon Unit Trust Audit Report can be viewed by clicking the link below:
Devon Internal Controls Report 31 Dec 2015 prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Devon Retail Funds Financial Statements 31 March 2016 audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers.